Issues: DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles)

SENATE APPROVES BILL TO STRENGTHEN DISTRACTED DRIVING PENALTIES FOR NEW DRIVERS


The New York State Senate today passed legislation sponsored by Senators Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset) and Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R, Merrick) to increase the safety of roads and drivers by strengthening penalties for teens and other new drivers who text or talk on a cell phone while driving. The bill (

June 5, 2013
Read more...

Senate Approves Bill to Strengthen Distracted Driving Penalties for New Drivers

The New York State Senate today passed legislation sponsored by Senators Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset) and Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R, Merrick) to increase the safety of roads and drivers by strengthening penalties for teens and other new drivers who text or talk on a cell phone while driving.

June 5, 2013
Read more...

Important Notice - New Texting-While-Driving Penalties In Effect June 1

GOVERNOR ISSUES IMMEDIATE CHANGE TO TEXTING-WHILE-DRIVING POLICY - Those convicted of texting-while-driving will receive five points on their license instead of the current three.

 

Press Release from Governor Andrew Cuomo's Office:

May 31, 2013
Read more...

SENATE APPROVES LEGISLATION GIVING DMV STRONGER TOOLS TO FIGHT FRAUD

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) today announced that the New York State Senate passed legislation he sponsored to allow the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to suspend the driver’s licenses of individuals who obtain their driver’s licenses and vehicle registrations free of charge using a “charge back” fraud scheme.

     Under the “charge back” fraud scheme, an individual pays for their driver’s license or registration using a credit, then disputes the charge with their credit card company to get a “charge back” on their account. By fraudulently disputing a valid DMV charge, these individuals illegally obtain their driver’s license or registration free of charge.

May 29, 2013
Read more...

Senate Passes Teresita's Law

The New York State Senate today passed legislation known as Teresita’s Law, which makes it a felony if an unlicensed driver causes death to another person. The bill (S.1888), sponsored by Senator John Bonacic (R-C-I, Mount Hope),  recognizes that the unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, that ends in death, should be treated as a serious crime.

April 29, 2013
Read more...

SENATOR FUSCHILLO’S LEGISLATION TO AID IN COLLECTION OF CHILD SUPPORT APPROVED BY TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that legislation he sponsored to help ensure that parents make their child support payments has been approved by the Senate’s Transportation Committee. 

     The legislation (S4246) extends an existing law which allows the state to suspend the driver’s licenses of parents who fail to pay child support. Under the driver’s license suspension process, the state identifies parents who failed to pay child support and have a driver’s license. These individuals are then notified that their license will be suspended unless they make their child support payments. 

April 16, 2013
Read more...

Senator Hassell-Thompson Announces Extended DMV Hours and Increased Funding For Streets and Highways

Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson is pleased to announce that certain Department of Motor Vehicle locations will soon have extended business hours and some branch locations will be open on Saturdays. 

March 27, 2013
Read more...

SENATOR FUSCHILLO: FUNDING FOR NEW DMV CUSTOMER SERVICE INITIATIVES INCLUDED IN STATE BUDGET

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that the state budget includes funding for major new Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) customer service initiatives. The initiatives will enable the DMV to become more accessible, easier to use, and customer friendly. 

     “Nearly every driver has had the frustrating experience of waiting at DMV for what seems like forever just to perform a simple transaction. That should be the exception, not the norm. This new funding will enable the DMV to implement aggressive and necessary reforms that will enhance service, reduce wait times, and most importantly, improve the way its customers are treated,” said Senator Fuschillo, Chairman of the Senate’s Transportation Committee.

March 25, 2013
Read more...

Department of Financial Services to Speek Resolution of Insurance Claims in Areas Affected by SANDY

The NYS Department of Financial Services (DFS) is setting new rules to speed the processing of insurance claims in areas affected by Storm Sandy. The new regulation reduces the amount of time an insurer can delay its decision on a claim, and requires insurers to report to the Department on how many claims it is delaying and the reasons for the delays.

February 27, 2013
Read more...

Governor Cuomo Outlines 2013-2014 Executive Budget to Maintain Fiscal Responsibility and Continue to Invest in Economic Growth

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo unveiled the proposed 2013-14Executive Budget and Management Plan that builds on two years of balanced, fiscally responsible budgeting and invests in economic development, education reform, rebuilding after Superstorm Sandy, provides support to local governments and school districts, and includes no new taxes or fees.

Highlights of the Executive Budget:

· Eliminates $1.3 billion budget gap with no new taxes or fees. The expected gap for 2013-14 was projected to be $17.4 billion prior to the last two responsible budgets.

· Holds spending increases below 2 percent for third consecutive year.

January 23, 2013
Read more...

State Legislators Co-Sponsor Bill Increasing Hit and Run Penalties

Senator Lee Zeldin (R-C-I, Shirley), Senator Ken LaValle (R-C-I, Port Jefferson), Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R Merrick), Assemblyman Ed Hennessey (D, Medford) and Assemblyman Fred Thiele (I, Sag Harbor) announced today that they are cosponsoring legislation that would increase the penalties for leaving the scene of a hit-and-run accident. The bill was introduced this morning in the State Senate (S.2503).

January 18, 2013
Read more...

Forum/Town Hall: Greenpoint Transportation and Traffic Safety Town Hall

Senator Martin Malave Dilan, Senate Transportation Committee ranker will join Councilmember Stephen Levin, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, New York State Senator Daniel Squadron, Assemblymember Joe Lentol, the NYC Department of Transportation and the 94th Police Precinct to co-host a Greenpoint Transportation and Traffic Safety Town Hall on Monday, November 19.

Topics to be discussed include:

November 19, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Read more...

GALLIVAN QUESTIONS DMV CONTRACT FOR NEW LICENSES WITH CANADIAN COMPANY

Senate Economic Development Chair Cites Economic and Safety Concerns, Urges Comptroller’s Office To Thoroughly Review Contract

“The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles’ apparent selection of a bid submitted by CBN Secure Technology of Canada to produce the state’s next generation drivers licenses raises several questions and concerns.”

“The fact that CBN’s bid was the most expensive to taxpayers and would shift the development and manufacturing processes out of the United States raises some questions as New York State continues to grapple with budget issues. I hope the State Comptroller’s office gives this contract a thorough review to ensure tax dollars are being invested wisely.”

November 15, 2012
Read more...

Kennedy and Ryan Want Answers: New Contract for NY Driver’s Licenses Will Cost Taxpayers an Extra $38 Million

DMV Tentatively Awards New Contract To Produce NY Driver’s Licenses To Highest Bidder – Kennedy and Ryan Urge DMV To Explain Contract Decision

BUFFALO – Today, November 14, 2012, New York State Senator Tim Kennedy and Assemblyman Sean Ryan urged the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to explain why they have awarded a new contract to produce New York State driver’s licenses that will cost taxpayers an extra $38 million.

November 14, 2012
Read more...

DRIVER’S LICENSE DESIGNATION FOR VETERANS SIGNED INTO LAW

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C-I, Cornwall-on-Hudson) today announced that legislation (S6799) was signed into law that allows the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to place a distinguishing mark on a driver’s license, or non-driver ID, to indicate its holder is a veteran.

This law, which goes into effect next October, will make it easier for veterans to receive discounts and other special benefits where proof of military service is required. 

“Currently, many veterans carry around their DD-214 forms in order to prove that they are, in fact, veterans,” said Senator Larkin.  “Thanks to this new law, veterans can simply get this  designation put on their license, and their military paperwork can stay at home where it belongs.”

October 18, 2012
Read more...

Veterans ID Bill Signed Into Law

ONEONTA, 10/03/12 – Veterans throughout the state will be able to display their veteran status proudly on their drivers’ licenses under legislation (S.6799) signed into law today.  The new legislation was co-sponsored by Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I–Oneonta) and inspired in part by a request from a proud serviceman from the 51st district.

“This legislation is a straightforward method that will identify veterans, who have put their lives on the line to protect our freedoms, and help them receive special discounts at businesses statewide, ” said Senator Seward.  “Easing the ID process for veterans and businesses who want to provide our brave servicemen and women with a thank you shouldn’t be that difficult.”

October 3, 2012
Read more...

Senator Carlucci and NBC Nightly News Correspondent Jenna Wolfe Discuss Lauren's Law

Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) recently appeared on NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt to discuss the recent passage of Lauren's Law (S.7103A) in the New York State Legislature.  The bill now makes its way over to Governor Cuomo's desk.

To watch the nationally televised segment, please visit nbcnews Click Here.

September 25, 2012
Read more...

RITCHIE BILL HELPS POLICE FIND LOVED ONES IN CASE OF EMERGENCY

Online ‘Next-of-Kin Registry’ Could Mean Difference at Serious Accident Scenes

June 19, 2012
Read more...

SENATE PASSES RITCHIE MOTORCYCLE SAFETY BILL

 Bipartisan Measure Sparked by Oswego County Motorcycle Deaths

State Senator Patty Ritchie has announced her bill that would improve motorcycle safety by including awareness training in the DMV’s mandatory, pre-licensing courses has passed unanimously in the Senate.“This is just one more step towards making our highways safer for both motorcyclists and those traveling on four wheels,” said Senator Ritchie.  “By teaching people how to properly share the road, we can cut down on accidents and help save lives.” 

May 31, 2012
Read more...

SALAND’S PLAN TO ELIMINATE THE MTA PAYROLL TAX AND INCREASES ON MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION FEES

MTA’s spending to be capped: Stop them in their tracks

Senator Steve Saland (R,I,C – Poughkeepsie) introduced legislation this week to eliminate the MTA payroll tax, roll back the supplemental registration and license fees on motor vehicles and reduce scheduled MTA fare increases.

In 2009, Saland and his Senate Republican colleagues railed against the MTA bail-out plan that imposed a job-killing payroll tax on employers in the MTA region and increased motor vehicle license and registration fees. Vowing to right the wrong supported by the previous State Democrat leadership, the Senate Republicans successfully fought to reduce the payroll tax on 80% of businesses and all schools and libraries.

May 31, 2012
Read more...
Syndicate content